What does absent mean?

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Adjective
  1. (not comparable) Being away from a place; withdrawn from a place; not present; missing. [First attested around 1350 to 1470.]
  2. (not comparable) Not existing; lacking. [First attested around 1350 to 1470.]
  3. (sometimes comparable) Inattentive to what is passing; absent-minded; preoccupied. [First attested in the early 18th century.]
Noun
  1. (obsolete) Absentee; a person who is away on occasion. [Attested from around 1350 to 1470 until the early 19th century.]
Preposition
  1. In the absence of; without. [First attested in the mid 20th century.]
Verb
  1. (reflexive) To keep (oneself) away.
  2. (transitive, archaic) To keep (someone) away. [First attested around 1350 to 1470.]
  3. (intransitive, obsolete) Stay away; withdraw. [Attested from around 1350 to 1470 until the late 18th century.]
  4. (transitive, rare) Leave. [First attested around 1350 to 1470.]
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